Are the days of the DSLR over? If you believe everything that is being promoted in the digital camera media, then this just might be true. If you talk to professional photographers, then you might just hear something a lot different. What we would like to do is take an objective look at the issue of DSLR or mirrorless. We agree that mirrorless is the future but that doesn't immeditely spell the death of DSLRs. We would like to go over who DSLRs are best for why mirrorless full frame camera will become what most pros and enthusiast will own in the next 10 years.
An argument for the DSLR. I must admit that I'm not a fan of DSLR camera. Yes, I love that they are full frame but for anyone who uses any sensor size smaller than full frame, they are too bulky, heavy and the new mirrorless APS-C and full frames are a better choice. One ares where DSLRs remain to be best is in the amount of native lenses that are available to them. One huge complaint about the most popular full frame mirrorless, the Sony A7 is that it doesn't truly have the lens selection that a professional would need, it doesn't have a lot of fast primes. Also, DSLRs still boot more technology within them and are better for video. DSLRs are not dead yet but they will likely be yesterday's technology in the next 10 years.
The Benefits of Mirrorless Cameras - Basically if you are using anything smaller than full frame, you should own a mirrorless camera. The weight of a DSLR just isn't worth it. The future of digital cameras and even the creation of mirrorless cameras are based on the evolution of how people use digital cameras and how the experience of them can be made better. With a mirrorless, you use today's technology and not the mirror reflex and optical viewfinders of the past. You instead have access to electronic viewfinders that allow you to see the exposure changes while your eye is up to the camera, you get a smaller form factor that is easier to carry and as the full frame versions of these cameras become mature, we will see better lenses for them as well.
So when it comes to DSLR or mirrorless, it is a personal choice, it is a choice based on needed features, lenses and what you need to get the job done.
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